Friday, June 18, 2021
According to the district, 30 administrators responded in informal polling and said they would be interested in carrying firearms to protect their school.
Their legislation would ensure states can’t suspend, revoke or deny professional, teaching and drivers’ licenses if people are behind or have defaulted on their student loans. 
While both DeSantis and Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran said they wanted schools across the state to be fully open in the fall, they did not announce that every school will be open, noting that much of the planning to reopen campuses will be done at the local level.
The funds come through Student Support Services Program (SSS) grants, part of the federal TRIO program, and will be used to “help low-income, first-generation, or disabled college students to increase students’ retention and graduation rates, facilitate their transfer from two-year to four-year colleges, and foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first-generation college students.”
No matter if the U.S. is experiencing a robust economy or a recession, parents deserve to know how the candidates will protect their children’s future by ensuring that they understand the critical value of enabling states, local communities and families to create strong educational systems tailored to fit their child’s learning needs.
The proposal “amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to increase civics education programs in our nation’s schools” by increasing “funding for innovative and evidence-based civics learning and teaching programs, including hands-on civic engagement activities, online and video game-based learning, service learning, and participation in student governance.”
The discussion was moderated by former Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) Chair and Florida State University adjunct faculty member Al Cardenas.
Currently, the program is active in 30 Florida school districts, with 59 participating schools and more than 1,300 student competitors. The goal is to expand the program to 50 districts at 100 new middle and high schools to elevate civic knowledge, skills and disposition for middle and high school students through speech and debate by developing competitive speech and debate teams.
During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax including certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item, and clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item.
In honor of the late state Sen. Dorothy Hukill, state Sen. Travis Hutson, R-St. Augustine, and state Rep. Elizabeth Fetterhoff, R-DeLand, are bringing back her proposal for a mandatory class on financial literacy bill for Florida high school students.